Upcoming Events

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This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Llama Llama at the Library

December 7, 2019
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Children, Families
Program Type: Community Events, Storytimes
Event Details:
No Registration Required Visit the Library during the Western Springs Winter Wonderland 2019. Meet the famous Llama Llama of the book series by Anna Dewdney. The Llama Llama series includes the acclaimed Llama Llama Red Pajama and the Llama Lla...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Make and Take Crafternoons

December 10, 2019
4:30pm - 5:15pm
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Event Details:
Join us in our Make and Take Crafternoon and create some fun crafts that you can take with you and share with friends and family. December 10: Holiday Ornament January 14: Origami Party February 11: Book Charms ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

R.E.A.D. to the Dogs

December 10, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Clubs & Groups
Event Details:
Recommended grades K-2 Beginning or independent readers love to practice reading aloud to one of the dogs from Hinsdale Humane Society’s Pet Assisted Learning Program because it’s pressure-free! Reading time is a one-on-one experience; no parents ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Family Holiday Music

December 11, 2019
4:30pm - 5:15pm
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Children, Families
Program Type: Music
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
Come with your little ones to a Holiday Music event featuring Mr. Rob from the Old Town School’s Wiggleworms program! Songs of the season and fun for toddlers and their folks!  Please register all the members in the family including the adult...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Stories on the Big Screen

December 16, 2019
10:30am - 11:30am
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Children, Families
Program Type: Presentations, Storytimes, Technology
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 23
Event Details:
Come watch the video versions of some of our favorite picture books on the big screen! Parents and caregivers will get an introduction to Tumblebooks and Kanopy, two of our digital media services that are free for Ford Library cardholders a...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Snowy Day Dance Party

January 7, 2020
10:00am - 10:45am
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Children, Families
Program Type: Music
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Details:
Shimmy, shake, and catch a snowflake! Join us for a snow-themed party perfect for little ones and their parents/ caregivers to dance the winter blues away. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Dave Herzog’s Marionettes: Puppet Palooza

January 11, 2020
2:00pm - 2:45pm
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Children, Families
Program Type: Performers
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Event Details:
Please register all the members in the family including the adults that will be attending this event. Join our host Sir Percy Pearly, and his amazingly talented friends who invite you to join their Puppet Palooza. This dazzling musical marionette ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Read ‘n’ Rhyme Romp (Monday Group)

January 13, 2020
10:00am - 10:30am
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 7

Read ‘n’ Rhyme Romp

It’s never too early to help your baby grow up to love books and language! Share stories, songs, and rhymes with your little one in this “lap-sit” program.

Disclaimer(s)

Storytime Accompanying Adults

This storytime works best if there is one child to one adult. Participation of caregivers with their child is important in order to help them learn while they are having fun.

Storytime Attendance

Sessions fill up quickly. Please help us by attending all the dates in this storytime session for which you are registered. If you cannot attend all of the dates please let us know.  We will put your name on the waiting list for open spots.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Storytime Pals (Monday Group)

January 13, 2020
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 7

Storytime Pals

Hear stories, sing songs, and have fun with your friends. Storytimes will highlight early literacy skills that children need to learn before they can read.

Disclaimer(s)

Storytime Attendance

Sessions fill up quickly. Please help us by attending all the dates in this storytime session for which you are registered. If you cannot attend all of the dates please let us know.  We will put your name on the waiting list for open spots.

Storytime without Adults

Children attend this storytime without their grown-ups so that they can practice independence.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Read ‘n’ Rhyme Romp (Tuesday Group)

January 14, 2020
10:00am - 10:30am
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1

Read ‘n’ Rhyme Romp

It’s never too early to help your baby grow up to love books and language! Share stories, songs, and rhymes with your little one in this “lap-sit” program.

Disclaimer(s)

Storytime Accompanying Adults

This storytime works best if there is one child to one adult. Participation of caregivers with their child is important in order to help them learn while they are having fun.

Storytime Attendance

Sessions fill up quickly. Please help us by attending all the dates in this storytime session for which you are registered. If you cannot attend all of the dates please let us know.  We will put your name on the waiting list for open spots.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Toddler Time (Tuesday Group)

January 14, 2020
11:00am - 11:30am
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 6

Toddler Time

Introduce your toddler to early literacy storytimes which help in building the foundation of reading. Adults are encouraged to participate along with their toddlers and expand their learning by repeating the activities at home.

Disclaimer(s)

Storytime Accompanying Adults

This storytime works best if there is one child to one adult. Participation of caregivers with their child is important in order to help them learn while they are having fun.

Storytime Attendance

Sessions fill up quickly. Please help us by attending all the dates in this storytime session for which you are registered. If you cannot attend all of the dates please let us know.  We will put your name on the waiting list for open spots.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Make and Take Crafternoons

January 14, 2020
4:30pm - 5:15pm
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Event Details:
Join us in our Make and Take Crafternoon and create some fun crafts that you can take with you and share with friends and family. January 14: Origami Party February 11: Book Charms ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

R.E.A.D. to the Dogs

January 14, 2020
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Clubs & Groups
Event Details:
Recommended grades K-2 Beginning or independent readers love to practice reading aloud to one of the dogs from Hinsdale Humane Society’s Pet Assisted Learning Program because it’s pressure-free! Reading time is a one-on-one experience; no parents ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Toddler Time (Wednesday Group)

January 15, 2020
10:00am - 10:30am
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 6

Toddler Time

Introduce your toddler to early literacy storytimes which help in building the foundation of reading. Adults are encouraged to participate along with their toddlers and expand their learning by repeating the activities at home.

Disclaimer(s)

Storytime Accompanying Adults

This storytime works best if there is one child to one adult. Participation of caregivers with their child is important in order to help them learn while they are having fun.

Storytime Attendance

Sessions fill up quickly. Please help us by attending all the dates in this storytime session for which you are registered. If you cannot attend all of the dates please let us know.  We will put your name on the waiting list for open spots.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Storytime Pals (Wednesday Group)

January 15, 2020
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 5

Storytime Pals

Hear stories, sing songs, and have fun with your friends. Storytimes will highlight early literacy skills that children need to learn before they can read.

Disclaimer(s)

Storytime Attendance

Sessions fill up quickly. Please help us by attending all the dates in this storytime session for which you are registered. If you cannot attend all of the dates please let us know.  We will put your name on the waiting list for open spots.

Storytime without Adults

Children attend this storytime without their grown-ups so that they can practice independence.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Toddler Time (Thursday Group)

January 16, 2020
10:00am - 10:30am
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0

Toddler Time

Introduce your toddler to early literacy storytimes which help in building the foundation of reading. Adults are encouraged to participate along with their toddlers and expand their learning by repeating the activities at home.

Disclaimer(s)

Storytime Accompanying Adults

This storytime works best if there is one child to one adult. Participation of caregivers with their child is important in order to help them learn while they are having fun.

Storytime Attendance

Sessions fill up quickly. Please help us by attending all the dates in this storytime session for which you are registered. If you cannot attend all of the dates please let us know.  We will put your name on the waiting list for open spots.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Family Storytime:

January 16, 2020
6:45pm - 7:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Children, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4

Family Storytimes

Join us as we read stories, sing songs and make a craft in this special evening storytime for families. Kids are welcome to dress in comfy clothes or jammies! Best suited for ages 2 yrs. and up.

Event Details:
January 16: Howl at the Wolf Moon ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Read ‘n’ Rhyme Romp (Friday Group)

January 17, 2020
10:00am - 10:30am
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1

Read ‘n’ Rhyme Romp

It’s never too early to help your baby grow up to love books and language! Share stories, songs, and rhymes with your little one in this “lap-sit” program.

Disclaimer(s)

Storytime Accompanying Adults

This storytime works best if there is one child to one adult. Participation of caregivers with their child is important in order to help them learn while they are having fun.

Storytime Attendance

Sessions fill up quickly. Please help us by attending all the dates in this storytime session for which you are registered. If you cannot attend all of the dates please let us know.  We will put your name on the waiting list for open spots.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Read ‘n’ Rhyme Romp (Monday Group)

January 20, 2020
10:00am - 10:30am
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 7

Read ‘n’ Rhyme Romp

It’s never too early to help your baby grow up to love books and language! Share stories, songs, and rhymes with your little one in this “lap-sit” program.

Disclaimer(s)

Storytime Accompanying Adults

This storytime works best if there is one child to one adult. Participation of caregivers with their child is important in order to help them learn while they are having fun.

Storytime Attendance

Sessions fill up quickly. Please help us by attending all the dates in this storytime session for which you are registered. If you cannot attend all of the dates please let us know.  We will put your name on the waiting list for open spots.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Storytime Pals (Monday Group)

January 20, 2020
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 7

Storytime Pals

Hear stories, sing songs, and have fun with your friends. Storytimes will highlight early literacy skills that children need to learn before they can read.

Disclaimer(s)

Storytime Attendance

Sessions fill up quickly. Please help us by attending all the dates in this storytime session for which you are registered. If you cannot attend all of the dates please let us know.  We will put your name on the waiting list for open spots.

Storytime without Adults

Children attend this storytime without their grown-ups so that they can practice independence.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Read ‘n’ Rhyme Romp (Tuesday Group)

January 21, 2020
10:00am - 10:30am
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1

Read ‘n’ Rhyme Romp

It’s never too early to help your baby grow up to love books and language! Share stories, songs, and rhymes with your little one in this “lap-sit” program.

Disclaimer(s)

Storytime Accompanying Adults

This storytime works best if there is one child to one adult. Participation of caregivers with their child is important in order to help them learn while they are having fun.

Storytime Attendance

Sessions fill up quickly. Please help us by attending all the dates in this storytime session for which you are registered. If you cannot attend all of the dates please let us know.  We will put your name on the waiting list for open spots.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Toddler Time (Tuesday Group)

January 21, 2020
11:00am - 11:30am
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 6

Toddler Time

Introduce your toddler to early literacy storytimes which help in building the foundation of reading. Adults are encouraged to participate along with their toddlers and expand their learning by repeating the activities at home.

Disclaimer(s)

Storytime Accompanying Adults

This storytime works best if there is one child to one adult. Participation of caregivers with their child is important in order to help them learn while they are having fun.

Storytime Attendance

Sessions fill up quickly. Please help us by attending all the dates in this storytime session for which you are registered. If you cannot attend all of the dates please let us know.  We will put your name on the waiting list for open spots.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Toddler Time (Wednesday Group)

January 22, 2020
10:00am - 10:30am
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 6

Toddler Time

Introduce your toddler to early literacy storytimes which help in building the foundation of reading. Adults are encouraged to participate along with their toddlers and expand their learning by repeating the activities at home.

Disclaimer(s)

Storytime Accompanying Adults

This storytime works best if there is one child to one adult. Participation of caregivers with their child is important in order to help them learn while they are having fun.

Storytime Attendance

Sessions fill up quickly. Please help us by attending all the dates in this storytime session for which you are registered. If you cannot attend all of the dates please let us know.  We will put your name on the waiting list for open spots.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Storytime Pals (Wednesday Group)

January 22, 2020
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 5

Storytime Pals

Hear stories, sing songs, and have fun with your friends. Storytimes will highlight early literacy skills that children need to learn before they can read.

Disclaimer(s)

Storytime Attendance

Sessions fill up quickly. Please help us by attending all the dates in this storytime session for which you are registered. If you cannot attend all of the dates please let us know.  We will put your name on the waiting list for open spots.

Storytime without Adults

Children attend this storytime without their grown-ups so that they can practice independence.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Who Would Win?

January 22, 2020
4:30pm - 5:15pm
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Book Discussion, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Event Details:
Our ‘Who Would Win?’ program will put your skills to the test. You’ll learn about two opposing animals, and play “Minute To Win It” style activities using various characteristics of your assigned animal to see who would win. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Program Series

This program is part of a series. Please plan to attend all sessions in the series.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Toddler Time (Thursday Group)

January 23, 2020
10:00am - 10:30am
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0

Toddler Time

Introduce your toddler to early literacy storytimes which help in building the foundation of reading. Adults are encouraged to participate along with their toddlers and expand their learning by repeating the activities at home.

Disclaimer(s)

Storytime Accompanying Adults

This storytime works best if there is one child to one adult. Participation of caregivers with their child is important in order to help them learn while they are having fun.

Storytime Attendance

Sessions fill up quickly. Please help us by attending all the dates in this storytime session for which you are registered. If you cannot attend all of the dates please let us know.  We will put your name on the waiting list for open spots.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Read ‘n’ Rhyme Romp (Friday Group)

January 24, 2020
10:00am - 10:30am
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1

Read ‘n’ Rhyme Romp

It’s never too early to help your baby grow up to love books and language! Share stories, songs, and rhymes with your little one in this “lap-sit” program.

Disclaimer(s)

Storytime Accompanying Adults

This storytime works best if there is one child to one adult. Participation of caregivers with their child is important in order to help them learn while they are having fun.

Storytime Attendance

Sessions fill up quickly. Please help us by attending all the dates in this storytime session for which you are registered. If you cannot attend all of the dates please let us know.  We will put your name on the waiting list for open spots.